Thursday, 25th August 2016
National
  • Government urged to cancel remission for corruption convicts
    21st August 2016
    An academician has followed call urging the government to cancel remission for corruption convicts Prof Dr HM Norsanie Darlan MS PH of the University of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, said the government should ...
  • President holds limited cabinet meeting in North Sumatra`s Simalungun
    20th August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a limited cabinet meeting on Saturday night at Hotel Inna in Prapat, Simalungun district, North Sumatra. The meeting, which started at 7.00 p.m. local time, discussed progress in ...
  • Police foils attempt to smuggle 48kg of hashish
    20th August 2016
    The Indragiri Hulu district police in Riau province has foiled an attempt to smuggle 48 kilograms of dried hashish from Aceh province. "The hashish was seized from two people of Aceh. We have detained the two suspects for ...
  • Military officers build barriers to prevent wildfires from spreading
    20th August 2016
    A number of military officers were deployed to build barriers to prevent wildfires in Selakau, Sambas District, West Kalimantan Province, from spreading to a wider area. "Now we are making land partitions to prevent ...
  • Lapan detects 74 hotspots across Sumatra
    20th August 2016
    Indonesias National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) has reported that the number of hotspots across Sumatra Island reached 74 on Saturday, seven more than the 67 reported a day earlier. Of the 74 hotspots, 34 ...
  • Diplomacy in maritime development mustn`t be ignored: President
    20th August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stressed that the role of diplomacy must not be ignored as the country makes efforts to strengthen and develop its maritime sector. "We cannot ignore the role of diplomacy in building our ...
  • Malaysian drug trafficker gunned down trying to escape
    20th August 2016
    Lew Keng Wah, a Malaysian drug trafficker, was gunned down when he grabbed a gun from an Indonesian police officer inside a car in Jakarta, as he attempted to flee. "The suspect, a Malaysian national, Lew Keng Wah, died ...
  • Govt should examine applications for dual citizenship thoroughly: expert
    20th August 2016
    The Indonesian government should examine applications for dual citizenship thoroughly, an international law expert said. "Although the 2006 nationality law accommodates the principles of limited dual citizenship, the time ...
  • Ministry accelerating North Sumatra`s tourism development
    20th August 2016
    The Ministry of Tourism is speeding up the development of various tourist destinations in North Sumatra with Lake Toba as its tourism icon to attract local and foreign tourists. "North Sumatra Province has a lot of ...
  • Two Rafflesia flowers bloom in Bengkulu
    20th August 2016
    Two Rafflesia Arnoldi flowers are in bloom at two separate locations in the districts of Kepahiang and Central Bengkulu in Bengkulu province. The two Rafflesia flowers were spotted by a group of people who regularly ...